Latest News in ADAS and Autonomous Testing

Best-ever Euro NCAP test results shape Thatcham Research safest cars list for 2022

  • Thatcham Research and What Car? present 10-car shortlist for the What Car? Safety Award 2023
  • Judges only consider five-star Euro NCAP rated vehicles, along with other criteria such as safety innovation and mass market appeal
  • All cars tested by Euro NCAP in 2022 score four- or five-star rating for first time in programme history
  • Results show safety performance remains a top priority for carmakers and motorists
  • Emerging manufacturer entrants make impressive safety debuts in the UK market
  • Award judges note increased prevalence of partition airbags that prevent occupant interaction in a side collision and Driver Monitoring Systems – boosting new vehicle safety standards

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Mercedes/Bosch fully automated parking system approved in Germany

The world’s first highly automated driverless parking function will be available for certain S-Class and EQS variants

The world’s first automated driverless parking function has been officially approved for commercial use, with Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority green-lighting the Mercedes-Benz / Bosch automated parking system in a parking garage at Stuttgart Airport.

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Confused UK drivers believe they can buy a fully Autonomous car today

  • Thatcham Research urges caution as 52% of UK drivers still mistakenly believe that fully Autonomous driving is possible today; number rises to 72% in the US
  • UK motorists recognise potential for Automated Driving to improve safety by removing human error
  • Watching brief: 44% of UK respondents will wait for the technology to mature before they would consider purchasing a car with self- driving capability
  • Thatcham Research calls for all stakeholders to come together to instil Trust in Automation

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